Today I made my first appearance on television with The Agenda with Steve Paikin, a panel show on TV Ontario that airs five nights a week at 8 and 11. I was in a segment with Rob Sawyer, Jesse Hirsch, and James Hughes. We were talking about The Future, and I got to relay a funny story from Anticipation, the Montreal Worldcon, among other things.
Note: You can now watch the entire episode here.
I’m still recovering a from a nasty case of the flu, but everyone involved said I had done all right. At least, not bad for my first time. I could feel myself flailing about as I flailed, and I’m worried I came off all uncertain and stammery. But for all that, it was a really fun, enlightening, and civilized experience. I will now have serious pangs for the people whose first televised panel appearance is on FOX or some other such network. I’m happy to say that I was treated with complete respect and dignity this afternoon during the filming, and I’m doubly happy as an immigrant to Canada that my first appearance is on a channel I so enjoyed watching when I first arrived.